[Ietf-calsify] Timezone registration
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Mon Aug 8 18:51:50 PDT 2005
Consider the registry not of timezone, but of daylight savings time rules.
Thus, instead of my local time zone being "US Pacific time", it would be
-0800 with the "US/1987" daylight savings time rule (soon to be replaced
with the "US/2007" rule).
There can also be some syntax (but not a registered rule!) that indicates
"contemporary rule for that time". In other words, something like "-0800
US" would mean something different in 1986 than today, and in turn it
would mean something different in 2007.
It needs to be emphasize the latter is not a registered rule, but rather a
shorthand for a registered rule, and which generally can not be relied
upon (hence you should use a registered rule such as -0800 US/1987").
Excuse me if this sort of this has already been considered and rejected.
-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
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